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Productivity / Performance

The best (and worst) things about working at home

According to a new survey by the Myers-Briggs Company, remote workers say that not having to commute is the number one best thing about working from home, with freedom/flexibility second.

5 trends revealed by the shift to remote work

A survey of more than 2,400 professionals by outplacement firm Robert Half reveals five productivity trends that have emerged since the shift to remote work began in 2020.

Monitoring remote workers can backfire

Managers trying to electronically monitor their remote employees might want to rethink their snooping strategy. Even as online searches for “how to monitor employees working from home” have increased dramatically since the pandemic began, being Big Brother can backfire.

How to legally navigate employees’ requests to work remotely

After roughly two years of isolation, employers are summoning employees back to the office. Not all employees are thrilled, which means many employers are facing resistance from employees who have grown accustomed to remote work.

Dodge performance review FLSA traps

Most employers wisely tell hourly employees not to work unscheduled overtime. But employers often send mixed messages, too, telling employees they’re expected to work hard and achieve productivity goals their supervisors set. Then, at review time, workers may be penalized for not meeting those goals.

Snapshot: Reducing turnover with performance management

Employers worried about retention are recalibrating their development and performance management processes.

4 questions guide back-to-the-office debate

Is it time to revisit where your employees do their work? Ask these four questions to determine which model makes the most sense for your organization.

Here comes the summer help!

How to welcome, prep and manage those seasonal employees.

Poor employee engagement is lowering productivity

Over three-quarters of employers report they are struggling to engage their employees, and 34% are seeing an actual cost to business in the form of low productivity, according to a survey conducted in March by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Focus on well-being to improve engagement

Well-being is the watchword these days for employers committed to increasing employee engagement. The drive to support employees’ physical, mental and emotional health in a holistic way—both at work and in the rest of their lives—has been fueled by our collective coronavirus experience.